Idaho State runs away from Southern Utah, 56-28
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) Justin Arias threw for 465 yards with four touchdowns and Xavier Finney ran for 165 yard and three TDs to lead Idaho State to a 56-28 win over Southern Utah Saturday.
Arias, the only Big Sky quarterback to throw for multiple touchdowns in every game, was 30-of-50 with no interceptions.
Finney had a pair of 1-yard runs for touchdowns in the first half as the Bengals (4-3, 2-1 Big Sky) built a 35-21 advantage.
Ammon Olsen tossed 2-yards to Mitch Jessop to get Southern Utah within a touchdown, 35-28, in the third quarter. The Bengals answered with two Arias fourth-quarter touchdown passes – 29 yards to KW Williams and 43 yards to Josh Cook – and a 42-yard touchdown run from Finney.
Olson was 38 of 65 for 528 yards and three touchdowns, including a 79-yarder to Chris Robinson in the first quarter, to lead Southern Utah (1-7, 1-3).